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Zaatar (Origanum syriacum) potted plant, organic

$8.50

Family:  Mint (Lamiaceae)

Hardy to Zones 8 to 12.  May be grown as an annual, 90 days to harvest.

(Wild Middle-Eastern Oregano, Ezov, Majorana syriaca) Evergreen perennial flowering white to a height of 18 inches.   Native to the eastern Mediterranean rim, south into the Middle East and the Arabian peninsula.  This is a spicy smelling and tasting oregano-like herb that is the keystone herb in the condiment “Zaatar or Zaatari,” which is used quite frequently by people living in the Middle East. You mix the dried and powdered herb with various other ingredients–garlic, salt, olive oil, crushed sumac seeds, etc and use it on bread.  Quite delicious and habit forming in a good way. Plant prefers full sun and sandy, fast-draining soil. Makes an abundant crop of leaves and flower bracts in the first growing season.  Plants are small but potent–space 1 foot apart.

Potted plant, Certified Organically Grown

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  1. Question

    Humera Waheed

    Will zaatar plant be available for sure by September,so I can place an order now .

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello Humera, Zaatar is not listed for September–it will be available again come spring. richo

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    • Sarah

      What height does Zaatar grow to? Also comparing the different oregano’s ranking of spiciest to least spiciest is it 1 Greek Oregano 2 Zaatar 3 Common Oregano ( Least Spicy ).

      I want to grow a ground cover of oregano, but want try a different flavor of oregano. Something a little less spicy and more flavorful as compared to the common store oregano.

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Sarah, Fun question. Zaatar is pretty short but it really isn’t a groundcover–it still does mound like other oreganos. Ido think its intermediatebetween common and greek. greek, at least the one i grow, is really peppery. zaatar is a bit more exotic and it really fluffs up when you grind it. between rocks? maybe. it is not as landscape-hardy as common oregano. richo

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    Xochi

    Do you have a favorite zaatar spice blend? There are so many variations out there! I’d like to make your version first if you have one. 🙂

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    • Richo Cech

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      Page 234 “Making Plant Medicine”
      Combine 1/4 cup dried zaatar leaf, 2 tablespoons ground sumac berries, 1/4 cup toasted seasame seeds, 1 tablespoon coarse see salt. rub together.

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    Dan (verified owner)

    Do you have it in stock or do I need to wait until March 2019

    https://strictlymedicinalseeds.com/product/zaatar-origanum-syriacum-potted-plant-organic/

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